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December 7 is the 341st day (342nd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 24 days remaining.
Births 521 - Saint Columba, Irish Christian missionary to Scotland (d. 597) 1598 - Gian Lorenzo Bernini, artist (d. 1680) 1637 - Bernardo Pasquini, composer (d. 1710) 1670 - John Aislabie, director of the South Sea Company (d. 1742) 1761 - Marie Tussaud, museum proprietress and waxwork modeller (d. 1850) 1784 - Allan Cunningham, Scottish poet (d. 1842) 1801 - Johann Nestroy, dramatist and actor (d. 1862) 1847 - George Grossmith, English actor and comic writer, best remembered for his work with Gilbert & Sullivan (d. 1912) 1860 - Sir Joseph Cook, sixth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1947) 1863 - Pietro Mascagni, composer (d. 1945) 1863 - Richard Sears, department store founder (d. 1914) 1873 - Willa Cather, novelist (d. 1947) 1879 - Rudolf Friml, American composer (d. 1972) 1887 - Ernst Toch, composer (d. 1964) 1888 - Joyce Cary, author (d. 1957) 1888 - Hamilton Fish, American politician (d. 1991) 1903 - Danilo Blanusa, Croatian mathematician (d. 1987) 1904 - Konstantin Sokolsky, Russian singer 1905 - Gerard Kuiper, astronomer (d. 1973) 1910 - Louis Prima, musician (d. 1978) 1912 - Daniel Jones, composer 1915 - Eli Wallach, actor 1924 - Mário Soares, President of Portugal 1986- 96 1927 - Helen Watts, Welsh contralto 1928 - Noam Chomsky, linguist, political writer 1932 - Ellen Burstyn, actress 1934 - Gordon Parks Jr., director (d. 1979) 1942 - Harry Chapin, musician (d. 1981) 1942 - Peter Tomarken, game show host 1944 - Daniel Chorzempa, organist 1945 - Marion Rung, Finnish singer 1947 - Johnny Bench, Baseball Hall of Famer 1948 - Gary Morris, singer, actor 1949 - Tom Waits, singer, composer, actor 1956 - Larry Bird, Basketball Hall of Famer 1966 - C. Thomas Howell, actor 1971 - Chasey Lain, erotic actress 1973 - Terrell Owens, American football star 1987 - Aaron Carter, singer 1988 - Emily Browning, Australian actress 2003 - Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands
Deaths 43 BC - Cicero, Roman politician and author (b. 106 BC) 283 - St. Eutychian, Pope 1254 - Pope Innocent IV 1683 - John Oldham, English poet 1815 - Michel Ney, a marshal of the French army, executed by firing squad 1817 - William Bligh, British naval officer 1894 - Ferdinand Marie, French diplomat and engineer 1902 - Thomas Nast, cartoonist 1956 - Huntley Gordon, pioneer Hollywood actor 1970 - Rube Goldberg, cartoonist 1975 - Thornton Wilder, playwright 1985 - Potter Stewart, retired United States Supreme Court justice 1985 - Robert Graves, author 1990 - Joan Bennett, actress 1993 - Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d'Ivoire political leader 2003 - Carl F. H. Henry American Evangelical theologian, founder of Christianity Today magazine (90 years) 2003 - Azie Taylor Morton, former Treasurer of the United States 2003 - Raúl Vale, Venezuelan-Mexican entertainer 2004 - Jerry Scoggins, country singer, sang "The Ballad Of Jed Clampett," theme song for The Beverly Hillbillies. (b. 1913)
Holidays and observances
December 6 - December 8 - November 7 - January 7 -- listing of all days
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Pearl Harbor Raid, 7 December 1941 (1497 words)
The 7 December 1941 Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor was one of the great defining moments in history.
The U.S. Fleet's Pearl Harbor base was reachable by an aircraft carrier force, and the Japanese Navy secretly sent one across the Pacific with greater aerial striking power than had ever been seen on the World's oceans.
The forward magazines of USS Arizona (BB-39) explode after she was hit by a Japanese bomb, 7 December 1941.
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